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Countries tighten rules as world coronavirus deaths pass 750,000

The total number of people killed by the novel coronavirus around the world passed 750,000 on Aug. 13, with some countries toughening control measures as caseloads once again creep up.    

Latin America and the Caribbean region remains the global epicenter, accounting for almost one-third of all deaths and housing two of the worst-affected countries - Mexico and Brazil.    

Worldwide virus cases top 20 million, doubling in six weeks

It took six months for the world to reach 10 million confirmed cases of the coronavirus. It took just over six weeks for that number to double.

The worldwide count of known COVID-19 infections climbed past 20 million on Aug. 10, with more than half of them from just three countries: the U.S., India and Brazil, according to the tally kept by Johns Hopkins University.

Masks mandatory in five more provinces

Turkey has made it mandatory for people to wear face masks in public in five more provinces as part of measures to curb the spread of COVID-19, the country's health minister said early on June 16. 

Fahrettin Koca said on Twitter that wearing masks is mandatory in Diyarbakır, Erzurum, Kayseri, Rize and Şanlıurfa provinces. The mask rule is applied in 42 provinces.

8.000.000

According to the latest data, there are 435.855 deaths from COVID-19 infection, and 4.134,874 people recovered from the infection.
The highest number of infected and dead people is in the USA - 2.162.228 cases of coronavirus have been confirmed in that country, and 117.858 people have died.
The second is Brazil, where 867.882 people were infected and 43.389 people died.

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